03 Greedo Shares “Bacc Like I Never Left”

March 19, 2023 0

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Finally free and able to flex his boundless creativity, 03 Greedo is ready to show the world he’s still one of the most talented artists in the game. Starting a new phase of his storied career, Greedy shares Bacc Like I Never Left,” a new single and a resounding statement from the Watts, CA native. Recorded in Greedy’s halfway house in Texas, “Bacc Like I Never Left” finds the rapper twirling taffy-like melodies over room-enveloping production by Bighead. Switching flows as he creeps through the beat’s copious negative space, the L.A. legend makes clear that he’s been working hard behind the scenes: “Before I even got released I put some water on my neck,” he sings.

The Alamo Records signee debuted the new song during his performance at Billboard’s The Stage @ SXSW. His first full performance onstage since 2018, the 35 minute set was a cathartic and celebratory moment for Greedy, who performed hits from throughout his career, including his RIAA-certified hits “Substance” and “Trap House,” early highlights like “Sweet Lady,” and hard-hitting anthems like “Never Bend.” Appropriately, Greedy put a particular focus on his 2017 mixtape First Night Out, performing 4 songs from that tape including “Rude” and “Zoning.”

The release of “Bacc Like I Never Left” and the SXSW performance continue an incredible year for the West Coast icon. Earlier this year, just before his release from jail, Greedo shared Free 03, an acclaimed mixtape. Created in collaboration with renowned L.A. producer Mike Free, the tape features a combination of vault tracks and songs with vocals recorded over the prison phone. Home to 2022 singles Drop Down” ft. KenTheMan and “Pourin” ft. BlueBucksClan, named one of the Best Rap Songs of 2022 by Passion of the WeissFree 03 is a potent refinement of Greedo’s inimitable sound. The tape earned praise from Pitchfork, who wrote “Free 03 blends this celebratory post-prison rush with the emotional fallout from his sentence: a collection of songs that grooves and seethes, always remaining focused on greener pastures,” and earned positive mentions in BillboardVultureHipHopDXUPROXX, and more.

With much more music on the way, 03 Greedo is making up for lost time. Forget a Purple Summer…it’s gonna be Purple all year long.

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